Pillars of Eternity Marches onto Switch in August

Posted by | July 26, 2019 | News, Switch, Video | No Comments

Obsidian Entertainment and indie publisher Versus Evil are bringing the critically acclaimed RPG Pillars of Eternity to the Nintendo Switch next month on August 8. It’s currently available for pre-order on the digital eShop with a 20% discount.

Pillars of Eternity was one of the original Kickstarter indie game success stories, raking in several million dollars back in 2012. It’s a spiritual successor to the Baldur’s Gate tactical RPG series from the late 90s and early 2000s. Players choose a race and class to explore the fantasy world, gather allies, delve into dungeons, solve quests, chat with gods, fight dragons, and ultimately choose the fate for the souls of the world.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition includes all the updates and patches that have been added over the years since the game’s original release on PC in 2015. That includes a raised level cap, expanded party AI options, and new difficulty levels. The Complete Edition also includes the two-part DLC expansion pack, The White March: Part 1 and Part 2.

“We are thrilled to be announcing that Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is launching on Nintendo Switch in August,” said Steve Escalante, General Manger, Versus Evil. “Our continued partnership with Obsidian reaffirms our combined commitment in delivering one of the best RPG experiences available to Nintendo Switch players.”

Pillars of Eternity is also available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. A direct sequel, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, launched on PC in 2018, and is due out on consoles later this year. The series is rated M for Mature.

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